Poncho/shawl (as scarf): Burlington Coat Factory;
Shoes: Tayla platforms, Target.
How I've worn the dress before: here.
So for my day off Monday, I decided to give the printed J.Crew dress a try during the day. When I bought the dress online, I was surprised at how big and bright the print was in real life (the photo depicted the dress having a smaller and more muted print). Since I bought it on final sale, there was no way I could return it, so I've since gotten it altered and have tried different ways of styling it (see here). I decided to try something different this time by wearing my prom shawl as a scarf over the dress. Now that it's 90+ degrees at every point in the day, it's pretty impossible to wear too many layers, so this scarf was lightweight enough to not have me feeling fatigued. I know the scarf's styling looks a little sloppy in the photos, but it was straightened up for most of the day, where you could see most of its fringey-ness.
I had a great day -- I watched some "Golden Girls" (a very emotional episode in which Sophia and Max decide not to rebuild the pizza place after the fire) and "Gilmore Girls" (I sing the theme song to Jeremiah all the time: "All you have to do is call my name and I'll be there on the next train...")
I also went thrifting, which was a success and I'll be showing those new finds soon. A couple of the employees at the thrift store acknowledged me, not in a "Hi, how are you?" way but remembered me as a repeat customer. I think it was because of today's outfit -- I usually wear a really basic tee and jeans whenever I go thrifting, so I felt really dolled up. One of them said it was good that I was back, and another said, as I was contemplating in the blouses section, that yellow was my color (I don't think so, but I was holding a yellow top). It's taken a year, but my multiple visits are being noticed by the staff. I wasn't sure if I should have been flattered that they like me being a customer, or freaked out a little. I'm usually one of those shoppers who likes to keep to themselves during store visits and so any unordinary human contact can be a little peculiar and I tend to over-analyze it all.
What kind of shopper are you? Do you tend to keep to yourself, or do you like traveling in groups?
I'm really excited about having Tuesday off --- having days off during the week is fun sometimes. You feel like you're cheating the system and playing hooky but you're not, so it's like a little midweek gift.